What is a Pink Slip Party?
It’s a tradition that has evolved from 1910, when hundreds of unemployed workers gathered to commiserate being laid off, factories closing and the country being in a state of flux. Sound a little familiar? Recently, with the meltdown on Wall Street, the crisis in the auto industry, as well as foreclosures running rampant as more workers lose their jobs, Pink Slip Parties are cropping up all around the country. So no, we don’t own the term…and yes, ours tend to be a lot different from any other event using this same name.